Native Encounters with
Russian Orthodox Missions in
"They wandered in deserts and mountains,
in dens and caves of the earth."
"Here the Tatar way of life is winning out over the
-Elisee Reclus, Nouvelle Geographie Universelle
Glukharev, the founder of the Altai
Orthodox Mission and the first theoretician
of Siberian missionary work
(Anton Vakulsky), who worked
among the Chukchi in 1909-1910
Border of Chukchi Country (1901),
Russian Orthodox Church in the
Photograph by N. G. Buxton
A missionary in traveling clothing, 1901,
Russian Orthodox Missionaries among the Tungus (Evenki).
From an old drawing, c. 1900
scene of an Altaian shamanistic session, 1907.
Courtesy of the Personal Collection of
Irina Maksimova (
A community of the Altaians; color photograph by S. I. Borisov, c. 1908.